[PATCH] NEWS: Mention stuff I've dealt with for 7.0

Peter Krempa pkrempa at redhat.com
Mon Jan 11 10:41:28 UTC 2021

Signed-off-by: Peter Krempa <pkrempa at redhat.com>
 NEWS.rst | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 37 insertions(+)

diff --git a/NEWS.rst b/NEWS.rst
index da88b19d0a..cb111ccb0f 100644
--- a/NEWS.rst
+++ b/NEWS.rst
@@ -11,6 +11,15 @@ For a more fine-grained view, use the `git log`_.
 v7.0.0 (unreleased)

+* **Project governance**
+  * Formal handover of release tarball signing
+    Starting from libvirt-6.6 the release tarballs are signed by Jiří Denemark.
+    Releases starting with 7.0 contain a note from the previous maintainer
+    Daniel Veillard officaly handing over the signing of packages so that the
+    transition can be verified.
 * **New features**

   * nodedev: Add node device driver support for AP devices
@@ -19,10 +28,38 @@ v7.0.0 (unreleased)
     queues and AP matrix devices (which are capable of MDEV) of a KVM host
     system in libvirt node device driver with correct object relationships.

+  * qemu: Allow control of ``qcow2`` metadata cache
+    In specific usecases such as when massive storage images are used it's
+    possible to achieve better performance with increasing the metadata cache
+    size. The new knob allows advanced users setting the size according to
+    qemu's documentation to suit their image.
 * **Improvements**

+  * qemu: Discourage users from polling ``virDomainGetBlockJobInfo`` for block
+    job completion
+    Document that waiting for events is a more robust solution.
+  * secret: Relax XML schema for the ``usage`` name of a ``secret``
+    Various bits of documentation of how to use libvirt with RBD volumes used
+    an usage name which would not pass the XML validation. Relax the requirement
+    to make such XMLs valid.
 * **Bug fixes**

+  * qemu: Fix logic bug in inactive snapshot deletion
+    This release fixes a bug introduced in ``libvirt-6.9`` where libvirt's
+    snapshot metadata would not be deleted on successful snapshot deletion.
+  * qemu: Fix VM's with ``<iotune>`` on an empty cdrom
+    Specifying ``<iotune>`` for an empty cdrom would prevent the VM from
+    starting as qemu doesn't accept the tuning for an empty drive. We now
+    postpone the setting of the parameters until a new media is inserted.

 v6.10.0 (2020-12-01)

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